I've never build a computer before but my friend has and is willing to help me put something together. Although, I want to learn more about it and get other opinions on what parts I should purchase. I like having options!
Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next few weeks
Budget Range: 800-1000 After Shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: 'Casual gaming' The Sims 3, Simcity, media player
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Not sure at he moment but at least somewhere that will do reasonable shipping to Australia
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Parts Preferences: I need more knowledge before I could answer this.
SLI or Crossfire: I honestly don't know.
Your Monitor Resolution: 1024x768
Additional Comments: I'd like something that will run my Sims games (Sims 3 and all expansions, Sims Medieval, SimCity) flawlessly and be reasonably quiet. I'd also like to use it as a media player to play my dvds/blurays. I do have a mouse and keyboard though if I have enough room in my budget I may go after wireless ones.
I'll appreciate any and all help. I'm really not sure how much I should aim to spend on certain parts.
Given the native resolution of your TV which is 1366x768, and given your needs i would say simple a G850/i3 2xxx, HD 7770 and if u want USB/SATA 3.0 and a bit more gloss a H77/B75 motherboard along with 4GB RAM is what would u would be looking for? Decent 80+ PSU and casing of choice and u in business ^^